REGULATION NO. 2000/10

UNMIK/REG/2000/10

3 March 2000

 

 

ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE

 

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

 

Pursuant to the authority given to him under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999,

 

Taking into account United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Regulation No. 1999/1 of 25 July 1999, as amended, on the Authority of the Interim Administration in Kosovo and UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/1 of 14 January 2000 on the Kosovo Joint Interim Administrative Structure,

 

For the purpose of establishing the Administrative Department of Health and Social Welfare,

 

Hereby promulgates the following:

 

 

Section 1

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE

 

1.1       The Administrative Department of Health and Social Welfare (hereinafter “the Department”) is hereby established.

 

1.2       The Department shall be responsible for the overall management of matters relating to health and social welfare in Kosovo.

 

1.3       The Department shall implement the policy guidelines formulated by the Interim Administrative Council in the field of health and social welfare. 

 

 

Section 2

FUNCTIONS

 

2.1       The Department may make policy recommendations to the Interim Administrative Council through the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration concerning, inter alia:

 

(a)      An overall strategy for the development of non-discriminatory, efficient, transparent and accountable health care and social welfare in Kosovo, respectful of human dignity, and addressing the needs of vulnerable groups and other persons within the population who may be at risk;

 

(b)      The infrastructure relating to health and social welfare including, but not limited to, hospitals, medical clinics, and institutions for children, aged persons and persons with disabilities;

 

(c)      The regulatory framework for health care and social welfare, including the setting of standards to be maintained, and the preparation of regulations; and

 

(d)      Prevention, monitoring and control of health and social problems.

 

2.2       The Department shall:

 

(a)       Implement the strategy and policies for the development and provision of health care and social welfare, within the framework of the Kosovo Consolidated Budget;

 

(b)      Co-ordinate with other Administrative Departments on matters pertaining to health and social welfare;

 

(c)       Monitor the health and social welfare situation, and implement appropriate measures as required;

 

(d)      Oversee adherence to standards, including, where appropriate, conducting inspections and other services, for which fees may be charged;

 

(e)       Develop infrastructure and human resources to meet the health and social welfare needs of the population;

 

(f)        Regulate and monitor pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment, and radioactive material related to medical uses;

 

(g)       Co-ordinate activities of international and governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations in order to promote the coherent development and implementation of health and social welfare policies;

 

(h)       Encourage community participation and the development of community initiatives and activities related to health care and social welfare;

 

(i)         Develop and implement a system of social insurance;

 

(j)        Provide financial assistance, to the extent possible, to families and individuals in need;

 

(k)      Design and implement a fully-operational management information system so that all decisions, policies and processes in the health and social welfare sector rest upon a sound and up-to-date basis of accurate data; and

 

(l)         Perform such functions as are ancillary to those set out above in this section and are assigned to the Department by the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration.

 

 

Section 3

CO-HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Co-Heads of the Department, under the supervision of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration, shall be jointly responsible for:

 

(a)      Managing the Department and ensuring that the functions entrusted to it are implemented;

 

(b)      Staffing, organizing and administering the Department and issuing administrative instructions and operating guidelines on any matters pertaining to the functions of the Department; and

 

(c)      The effective and efficient management of resources provided to the Department from the Kosovo Consolidated Budget or from any other source.

 

 

Section 4

PERSONNEL AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY

 

Co-Heads of the Department shall:

 

(a)      Implement non-discriminatory personnel policies designed to ensure that the composition of the staff of the Department reflects the multi-ethnic character of  Kosovo;

 

(b)      Endeavour to ensure equitable gender balance in all areas and levels within the Department; and

 

(c)      Ensure that all recruitment is based on professional qualifications, effective credentialing, competence and merit.

 

 

Section 5

IMPLEMENTATION

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may issue administrative directions in connection with the implementation of the present regulation.

 

 

Section 6

APPLICABLE LAW

 

The present regulation shall supersede any provision in the applicable law which is inconsistent with it.

 

 

Section 7

ENTRY INTO FORCE

 

The present regulation shall enter into force on 3 March 2000.

 

 

 

Bernard Kouchner

Special Representative of the Secretary-General